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Posted on in Policy Updates

CVEMSA has been working to develop an EMS ordinance that supports current EMS system standards, promotes high quality patient care and aligns with California codes and regulations. CVEMSA feels stakeholder input, feedback and perspective are vital for the creation of Ambulance Ordinances that support the stakeholders and protect the public health and safety. In order to gather that input, CVEMSA is convening two Regional EMS Ordinance Development (EMSOD) Workshops.

We have established a framework for the Ordinance and would now like to initiate the development of the content in partnership with you, the stakeholders. The document below puts that framework into a matrix format for easier discussion. We are sharing these first ideas and important concepts ahead of the EMSOD Workshops to inform stakeholders and help them prepare for the discussion.

In order to gather that input, CVEMSA is convening two Regional EMS Ordinance Development (EMSOD) Workshops.

The specific times and dates of the EMSOD Workshops are:

  • November 22nd 9:00-11:00 AM at the Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Blvd, Santa Rosa in the Redwood Room.
  • December 1st 10:00-11:30 AM at Howard Memorial Hospital, One Marcella Drive, Willits in the Seabiscuit Conference Room.

Please do consider joining us for this important discussion on one of those dates.

Please share this invitation with your agency's leadership to ensure the appropriate people attend, and RSVP to Jen Banks, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BRYAN CLEAVER, EMS ADMINISTRATOR
COASTAL VALLEYS EMS AGENCY

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The agenda for the October 24, 2016 Sonoma Emergency Medical Care Committee, and the minutes from the July 2016 meeting, are now available.

Posted on in Committees

The agenda for the October 24, 2016 meeting of the Regional Medical Advisory Committee is now available.

Posted on in Policy Updates

Please see the attached EMS Special Memo regarding Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) confidentiality protection. CVEMSA is issuing the Special Memo in response to some stakeholder questions regarding the protection afforded to agencies and individuals when reviewing care provided as part of the EMS System. CVEMSA feels only open, honest case review in a safe environment can facilitate system improvement.

 

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Posted August 31, 2016

The review and comment period for development and adoption of the following treatment guideline has been initiated. Please review carefully and submit comments. This public comment period will close October 31st, 2016.

Please forward comments via fax or email to:

Joanne Chapman, RN

Trauma/Clinical Care Coordinator

Coastal Valleys EMS Agency

195 Concourse Blvd., Suite B

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

707-565-6510 FAX

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The following treatment guideline has been revised and is effective immediately:

Patients on antiplatelet drug therapy (Plavix not ASA) has been added to Step 4 - Additional Factors – Age and Co-Morbid Factors.

Due to the decreased platelet aggregation and the inhibiting of thrombus formation, patients appear to be at increased risk of developing life-threatening intracranial hemorrhage.

Base hospital contact is strongly encouraged to help facilitate appropriate destination decisions.

Please ensure all care providers are familiar with this addition.

Please direct any questions regarding this change to:

Joanne Chapman, RN
Trauma/Clinical Coordinator
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(707) 321-8665

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Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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